Cops: Cobb woman, 18, was DUI in wrong-way injury crash on I-575

An 18-year-old Cobb County woman told police she’d had alcohol at a party before allegedly causing a wrong-way crash that left two people seriously injured, her arrest warrant states.

Alexandria Cymone Brooks, of Smyrna, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-575, near Barrett Parkway, around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she allegedly struck another car head-on, according to the warrant, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“The accused did smell of an alcoholic beverage and admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the collision,” the warrant states.

Brooks was driving a 2002 Nissan Maxima when she collided with a 2005 Ford Focus, injuring a driver and passenger in the Ford, according to Cobb County police. The most seriously injured woman sustained two broken legs and internal injuries that required emergency surgery, police said. Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Brooks was also injured and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she received medical treatment and was arrested at 9 a.m. Saturday, Cobb jail records show. She was charged with two counts of serious injury by vehicle, both felonies, DUI, underage possession and reckless driving and booked into jail late Saturday.

Wednesday morning, Brooks remained in jail in lieu of $30,000 bond, according to booking records.

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